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Methodology: Chemiluminescence (CL)
Edit Date: 8/10/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: 1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 86336-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA) or one 10 mL green top tube (sodium heparin).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells into a plastic vial.
Stability: 48 hours ambient, 5 days refrigerated, or 2 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Inhibin A is used as a second trimester marker as part of the maternal serum quad screen, as well as a tumor marker. Inhibin A levels are elevated if the fetus is affected by Down syndrome. Levels are also affected by gestational age, maternal weight, number of fetuses, and preeclampsia. Elevated levels may be seen in ovarian (granulose cell) cancers.

<10 pg/mL

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